Check firmware packages after you have downloaded them if you are doing a DOS recovery flash.
The DrvUpdate.com 1008IM DOS flash download is linked to the wrong firmware.
The shortcut link reads "Dv49csA530.zip" but it is the same as the 1004IM link and downloads the 1004IM firmware package "Dv43csA79D.zip".
I unzipped and flashed a dead (after Windows LiveUpdate) 1008IM drive without comparing the Zip filename to the instructions and my 1008IM is now recognized as a 1004IM.
I am not ready to update to the Dangerous Brothers RPC2 firmware; this drive has been out of the box for less than a week and I've only burnt one DVD disk with it.
Does anyone have a link to the proper hex files so I can flash back to a 1008IM? OR, would anyone who has saved their 1008IM firmware using mtkflash be so kind as to email a copy to me?